O V E R two thousand years ago, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote that the direction in which education starts a person will determine his or her future. At CESI for Biblical Studies, that journey to the future is undertaken as a partnership between the student and the institute community.
The C.E. Stowers, Sr. for BIBLICAL STUDIES (CESI) is an Institution whose principal commitment and mission is through comprehensive opportunities to educate God’s people and build disciples for Christian service.
CESI’s intent is to educate students who will communicate creatively and shape the unchurched’ views and who will author the spiritual culture of their times. CESI is an urban institution whose students reflect the economic, racial, cultural, and educational diversity of the spiritual community. CESI conducts education in close relationship to a vital urban spiritual reality and serves important civic purpose by active engagement in the life and culture of the spiritual community of Chicago.
CESI’s purpose is:
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